1897·Custer City, S.D. (pamphlet) and Philadelphia (map)
by Scott, Samuel
Custer City, S.D. (pamphlet) and Philadelphia (map), 1897. ,40pp. and folding map, 29 x 31 inches. Pamphlet and map in original red pocket folder with printed cover. Water damage to folder, with minor bleeding to inner margin of pamphlet and one panel of map. Else very good. Cover title: ROCKS, MINERALS, AND OTHER RESOURCES OF THE GOLDEN BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING. Uncolored edition of Samuel Scott's large map of the Black Hills region, showing topographic features and various towns, including Deadwood, Sturgis, and Custer City. "For legibility, and for tracing streams to their sources, this is still a useful map of the Hills" - Jennewein. The accompanying pamphlet, sometimes referred to by the cover title, is "the first book on descriptive mineralogy of the Black Hills...today highly sought after as a Black Hills mining relic" (Loomis). HOWES S239. EBERSTADT 132:259. JENNEWEIN, BLACK HILLS BOOKTRAILS 229 (colored ed). Thomas A. Loomis, "Black Hills Pegmatites" in DAKOTA MATRIX MINERALS, Vol. 10, No. 3. http://www.dakotamatrix.com/Black_Hills_pegmatites.asp. (Inventory #: WRCAM35966)
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